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#740201 - 11/22/22 01:35 PM [User Showcase] I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt)
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A song I wrote with Danny "Bear" Mayo


Written to pitch to the crop of sassy-girl-singers at the time.
The publishers (UMG and Polygram) pitched it well (late 90's), but no takers.
So it goes.

I decided to do a "BIAB version".
I needed a sassy girl singer for the new version.
Needless to say... I asked Janice if she would help me out.
She came through with flying colors.

The BAND:
Style is _SWAGGER.STY (Swagger Organ Country Rock)
RealTracks in style: 1174:Bass, Electric, PopCalypso Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2764:Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2635:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBluesRockHigh Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2625:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesBoogieBassAndLicks Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2689:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple Ev 120 (Simple)
RealTracks in song: 3521:Guitar, Electric, Soloist AmericanaGritty16thsBrent Ev16 075
RealDrums in style:PopRock8ths^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare
I added a track using NI Vintage Electric (there just weren't enough guitars smile )

Janice Merritt: vocals and harmonies
I dropped those into the mix with the processing Bud had added to them.
They worked perfectly.



I'LL LET YOU KNOW


i was flattered when you said it was love at first sight
but this ain't the first time i've heard those lines
before i take your hand and run for the covers
we're gonna take some time to get to know each other
that same old goodbye kiss is all you're getting tonight

      i'll let you know when i'm ready
      i won't put up a fight
      cause love worth loving
      is worth loving right
      we're not rushing to a fire
      we're not running a race
      i'll let you know when i'm ready
      to pick up the pace
      this heart of mine likes to take it slow
      so ease up baby and
      i'll let you know

i don't want you to assume too much
but the roses and the cards are a real nice touch
you're on the right track, you've got your foot in the door
everyday you impress me a little bit more
i'm beginning to feel this feeling you're feeling is love

    i'll let you know when i'm ready...
 
 
 Janice - ThankYouThankYouThankYouThankYou
 
 
 Have at it.
 Comments of any kind.
 Thanks for listening.
 
 fj

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#740238 - 11/22/22 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Good country rocker - I'm surprised no takers in Nashville - maybe give it another whirl.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#740243 - 11/22/22 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Danny went on early.
This does kick along really well - cool song and yes THANKS Janice.
No accounting for an accountant's taste.
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#740279 - 11/23/22 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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I listened to a fair bit of country rock music back in the late 90's and this is a good as any of them and better than many.

Great mix, lots of instrumentation going on but no mud, I can hear everything clearly.

Janice sounds fabulous, no surprise there! Love the little vamp right at the end smile

Good one, enjoyed!

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#740302 - 11/23/22 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent. Yeow, I see Danny died on his 49th birthday. This is a terrific song, Floyd, and you finally pitched it to the right sassy gal. The mix is that high standard you bring to everything you do. Love the lyrics, especially the chorus. I'd also like to add a couple ThankYouThankYou, Janices.
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#740350 - 11/23/22 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Well done. Great mix with all those guitar tracks.

A well-written song that could have been a hit if the right person listened.

And Janice continues to amaze me. Loved the layering of vocals on the chorus.
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#740352 - 11/23/22 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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If ever a country song had swagger and pluck it's this.
Great lyrics
Great vocals
Great mix
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#740375 - 11/23/22 03:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Danny went on early.
This does kick along really well - cool song and yes THANKS Janice.
No accounting for an accountant's taste.


Thanks for the vocal comment Ray. It was fun revisiting the country music world. It’s been quite a while!

Janice
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#740481 - 11/24/22 04:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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If I hadn’t have read the song description I would have thought this was Patty Loveless singing a number 1 from the 90’s. Killer groove, great choice of real tracks, clean clear mix per usual and a damn good vocal all add up to to another winner in a long list of winners. You and Danny must have had a good run. I remember hearing some others. I’m pretty sure that some of us that have followed you for years are amazed that some of your songs never got cut. Thankfully we didn’t miss out hearing them. The same should be said about Janice. She’s a star! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Deb and to Janice and Bud, Tom

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#740516 - 11/24/22 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude


I listened to a fair bit of country rock music back in the late 90's and this is a good as any of them and better than many.

Great mix, lots of instrumentation going on but no mud, I can hear everything clearly.

Janice sounds fabulous, no surprise there! Love the little vamp right at the end smile

Good one, enjoyed!


Thanks for mentioning my vocal Dave! And, yes, it is amazing the clarity floyd gets from his mixes and the way he uses multiple guitar RT's, etc.

Janice
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#740533 - 11/24/22 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd and Janice !


Well, I´m awestruck, this was just so good !
Wonderful in everyway !


Cheers
Dani

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#740550 - 11/24/22 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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I don't listen to country rock that often, so of course I'm not an expert, but if you had told me, "This is currently #1 on the US Country Charts" (or whatever those charts are called there), I would have said "of course".

Excellent arrangement and a mix where all those millions of guitars still have room to shine. Very, very well done.

But topped by Janice's vocal performance, not only because of her great voice (even I know she's good by now), but also because of the way she sings, with that slightly ironic tone in her voice.
Super smile
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#740554 - 11/24/22 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Wonderful! A production done with aplomb, expertise and not just a little sense of humour. Love the, as someone has already mentioned, slightly ironic tone in Janice's voice. And, as we all know by now, what a voice. Love it how she goes just underneath the note, at times, to create the perfect sound and the perfect harmonies for this song. The mark of a singing expert, that :-) . The writing is stellar, the arrangement spectacular. What a team. Congratulations, everyone involved!
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#740564 - 11/24/22 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, Janice and Bud...ditto to everything that's been said...very clever write and professional sounding production all round...Floyd, you captured the female perspective quite well and Janice you sang it so well...super effort by all!

(BTW Danny's song, 'The Keeper of the Stars' is one of my favorites of all time)
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#740658 - 11/25/22 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Excellent. Yeow, I see Danny died on his 49th birthday. This is a terrific song, Floyd, and you finally pitched it to the right sassy gal. The mix is that high standard you bring to everything you do. Love the lyrics, especially the chorus. I'd also like to add a couple ThankYouThankYou, Janices.


Thank you Marty! I’m glad you liked my vocal.

Janice aka Sassy Gal smile
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#740667 - 11/25/22 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd & Janice

Excellent work all round. Great mix, write, production and performance.

How all the guitar parts work together is very impressive.

The vocal is genre perfect and I loved the outro.

Great work.

Peter

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#740723 - 11/26/22 03:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Janice and Floyd
Very cool catchy song
Taking Janice as the singer was a very good idea
Really fun to listen to
Even with guitar solo ;-)))
More of it, Floyd
Really good work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#740829 - 11/26/22 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: fgrittner]
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Originally Posted By: fgrittner
Well done. Great mix with all those guitar tracks.

A well-written song that could have been a hit if the right person listened.

And Janice continues to amaze me. Loved the layering of vocals on the chorus.


Thank you … a lot … for the kind words!

Janice
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#740831 - 11/26/22 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: floyd jane]
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Super clear sound,positive rollin all the way

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#740847 - 11/26/22 01:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: I'll Let You Know (feat. Janice Merritt) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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I agree with everything that has been said!

All I can add is that I am always amazed at your professionalism on each and every song. That goes for all three of you.
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